Prince Murat

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Joachim Murat, the 1st Prince Murat

Prince Murat is a title created by Emperor Napoleon I for his brother-in-law Joachim Murat who would serve as King of Naples. On the 5 December 1812 Joachim's second son Lucien was also created sovereign Prince of Pontecorvo (of an enclave in the Kingdom of Naples), in succession to Jean-Baptiste Jules Bernadotte by an Imperial Decree.[1] The Prince of Pontecorvo title is still used to this day for the heir to the Prince Murat.[2]

Princes Murat[edit]

Name Birth date Death date Tenure begin Tenure end
Joachim, 1st Prince Murat 25 March 1767 13 October 1815(1815-10-13) (aged 48)
Achille, 2nd Prince Murat 21 January 1801 15 April 1847(1847-04-15) (aged 46) 13 October 1815 15 April 1847 (31 years, 184 days)
Lucien, 3rd Prince Murat 16 May 1803 10 April 1878(1878-04-10) (aged 74) 15 April 1847 10 April 1878 (30 years, 360 days)
Joachim, 4th Prince Murat 21 June 1834 23 October 1901(1901-10-23) (aged 67) 10 April 1878 23 October 1901 (23 years, 196 days)
Joachim, 5th Prince Murat 28 February 1856 2 November 1932(1932-11-02) (aged 76) 23 October 1901 2 November 1932 (31 years, 10 days)
Joachim, 6th Prince Murat 6 August 1885 11 May 1938(1938-05-11) (aged 52) 2 November 1932 11 May 1938 (5 years, 190 days)
Joachim, 7th Prince Murat 16 January 1920 20 July 1944(1944-07-20) (aged 24) 11 May 1938 20 July 1944 (6 years, 70 days)
Joachim, 8th Prince Murat 26 November 1944 (age 69 years, 148 days) 20 July 1944 (69 years, 277 days)
Joachim, Prince of Pontecorvo 3 May 1973 (age 40 years, 355 days)

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